Some may say, because Othello was possessed by evil that he is counted as a tragic hero when he dies. But since the fact that he had been faithful and honest to his wife and lieutenant he would have figured out the truth of the whole dilemma. Therefore, Othello could lead, but he could not reason with his given circumstances. “When he is not removed from the web of circumstance, and the fabric of convention and structure, Othello reveals the truth of human nature” (Mikesell & Vaughn 6). Works Cited Mikesell, Margaret Lael., and Virginia Mason.
Retribution: a punishment that an individual fully deserves. Retribution: a form of revenge. Retribution: what goes around comes around. The most effective way to reach justice is through retribution. Forgiveness is out of the question for certain individuals; it is through revenge, and revenge alone, that people find justice, as observed in both Dinah's situation and Tamar's situation in the Book of Genesis.
Hester has openness about the sin they committed together, and it is not eating her up like it is eating up Dimmesdale. Not only has Dimmesdale been beating himself up, literally, over hi... ... middle of paper ... ...d making his condition even worse by not confessing his sin. It was his own choice to keep his sin a secret when he should have confessed it a long time ago. Also, it was his own choice to torture himself. Dimmesdale believed that he should be the one punishing himself because his sin was a secret so therefore he had to deal with it and punish his sin on his own, minus the torturing from Chillingworth.
The chorus echoes this sentiment: “Prove his heroic mind! These evil words are lies” (Ode 1. 972). His illogical accusation is cautioned against others but still, he finds his truth to be absolute: “Let him go. And let me die, If I must.
The enormity of this decision can instill a feeling of guilt and responsibility upon another, as occurs to the protagonist John Proctor, and can cause one’s views and actions to be altered. One view towards the issue of self-sacrifice is that it is a pointless waste of life due to pride. As the date of Proctor’s hanging approaches, he is encouraged by Parris, Danforth and even Reverend Hale to confess to witchcraft, which would thus validate the hanging of the rema... ... middle of paper ... ...e as simply a waste, however if it is done to help rid one’s community of conformity and hysteria, it is a noble act. Through the enormity of this act, others can be effected, and both their consciences and their actions can be affected. In the McCarthyism era, otherwise known as the Red Scare, it was also necessary for people to put themselves on the line in order to limit the scope of the hysteria and help it to settle down.
In Parzival, however, lost honor can only be met with knightly deeds and repentance to God, and gained honor can only be a product of knightly deeds. In the world of the Nibelungs, repentance to God does not even enter into the equation, as there is no concept of forgiveness interwoven into the story. For example, Kriemhild cannot forgive her brothers for murdering Siegfried—and perhaps rightly so, since they show no signs of remorse, and do not put themselves at God's mercy. Every earthly sin enacted must be... ... middle of paper ... ... to an extreme. To regain lost honor, inordinate measures are taken to rectify it.
In the story “Of Revenge”, Bacon helps us understand more the way that Sixto was thinking on how revenge would be a great expression on that situation. As far as what we can say, Bacon describes revenge as the self-destructive nature and the injustices that revenge brings about while detailing the benefits of forgiveness. “quote” He defines revenge as a two blade sword, which will affect you morally but will give you satisfaction of what you have done or it will give you satisfaction and you will regret the decision because of what might happen to you for doing what you
The souls of suicides will never be productive, presenting even in death, which they hoped would free them, only negativity. Here the pilgrim learns the sinful nature of suicide, it being an aberration of ... ... middle of paper ... ... of Pier delle Vigne has a dual purpose: both to teach about the sin of taking one's life, but also to show how the value of one's own life can still drive one to destroy it. There are many similar conflicts in the Inferno. The lesson that must be learned is to balance judgement with compassion, but not let the emotions cloud the nature of sin. It is important to learn the true path to righteousness, but also important not to miss the many complicated nuances of life along the way.
Although he is a hero when defeating the sphynx, his accomplishment is irrelevant as he overshadows this with arrogance. Evident when he says to Tiresias tries to warn him of his flaw, which he causes Oedipus to remark, "Oedipus the ignorant, I stopped the Sphinx!” As Tiresias further tries to warn him about his actions leading to severe consequences, Oedipus claims "Monster! thy silence would incense a flint. Will nothing loose thy tongue." Tiresias eventually gives in and tells Oedipus his reality, which the King cannot accept due to his arrogance.
In the 17th and 18th century, the purpose of punishment in society was to seek revenge and retribution for the crimes, however, in the 18th century classicist criminology thinking emerged in response to the cruel punishments that were handed out. The two key leaders of this was Beccaria and Bentham, both of which were utilitarian, so believed the reductivist approach to punishment would be the most effective. Beccaria argued that the purpose of punishment was to make society associate a strong link between the crime and punishment so they knew the consequences of their actions (Easten, S. and Piper, C,. 2012), he argued this could be done by delivering the punishment as quickly as possible and believed that the certainty of punishment in society would be the most effective way of deterrence (Newburn, T. 2007). The other key leader Bentham, argued that the purpose of punishment should be to show people that the cost of the crime outweighs the gains of it, he was a supporter of the use of prisons and thought that punishment should be proportionate to the crime and have predictable, certain consequences to deter people from future offences.